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Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2004

Poggio di Sotto

Last bottle of the 2004 vintage, carried around from house to house for the past 5 years or so. But it really needed that extra time – now, everything is so on point. From sour cherry to deep Tuscan plum. New leather and melting tannins. The winemaker, Piero Palmucci has now retired, and his organic vineyard was bought by the Collemassari estate. Whether that affects the style of the wine, we will have to wait and see with the newer vintages. Although Espresso Vini d’Italia 2013 guide rated thousands of wines from all over Italy, but only one achieved the highest score in that year: the 2006 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino.

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